About renting a boat in Zakynthos
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Zakynthos is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea and is renowned for being a beautiful summer resort. It's one of the largest and lushest islands steeped in myths, legends and history with fossils having been found on the island that dates back to the Palaeolithic period.
Boat hire in Zakynthos is a great way to see the island from another perspective and allows you to explore the popular sandy beaches such as; Agios Nikolaos, Alykanas and Tsilivi which offer swimming and water sports.
How much does it cost to rent a boat in Zakynthos?
A boat rental in Zakynthos price varies depending on the boat type, the season, the capacity of the boat and other features. A Zakynthos boat rental ranges from $207 per day and $1,278 per week.
Is it possible to rent a boat in Zakynthos with or without a skipper?
It is possible for a Zante boat hires with or without a skipper. Yacht hire in Zante with a skipper for the ultimate relaxation experience. Leave the sailing technicalities to someone else and you can relax on top of the dock.
Looking for complete control for your sailing experience? Zante boat rentals can also be done without a skipper! You will need a valid boating license to rent a boat without a skipper, or you can rent a license-free boat. This is a great way to explore the Greek coast and find any hidden cove.
What to do in Zakynthos?
Accessed by boat, Navagio beach is the site of a famed 1980 shipwreck resting in a sandy cove framed by cliffs and it definitely one for your itinerary. If wine is your thing then make sure you discover Ionian wine varietals with an island vineyard tour and finish the day off by watching the breathtaking sunset over the Temple of Poseidon.
You can also go to Gerakas beach which is considered one of the most beautiful beaches of Zakynthos. You can sail a boat charter in Zakynthos to this beach and enjoy the long sandy beaches of Gerekas and wonderful crystalline waters.
Kalamaki beach, one of the closest to the airport, is also quite a popular beach among tourists, a great place to meet more people! Further from the main city, Porto Zoro beach is long and sandy between Argassi and Vassilikos. This natural beauty also gets very popular in the summer. That is why a Zakynthos boat hire is ideal! Avoid the crowds and enjoy the water without too many people.
Porto Vromi beach is a secluded, narrow beach surrounded by green rocky landscapes. The best way to arrive at this beach is with your boat rental in Zante. Then why not jump from the deck and enjoy the water to cool down from the summer sun?
Agios Sostis beach is close to Zakynthos town and is a small beach close to Laganas and Porto Koukla. The unusual rock formations, small coves and pine trees make this beach a natural beauty to rent a boat in Zante.
Boat hire in Zante and visit Turtle island! Also known as the islet of Marathonisi in Laganas Bay is characterized by its shape. This island is a vital breeding ground for sea turtles and is located just off Keri Beach. Close to Marathonisi also includes two even tinier islets, which are together called Pontikonisia. One is a pebbled beach and the other a white sand beach, but both are a must-visit during your Zante holiday.
The best time to see turtles is between May and October on Turtle island. Alykanas beach is another place to add to your beach hopping itinerary on your boat rent in Zakynthos. This is a busy resort on the northern side of Zakynthos. Alykes beach is a long and sandy beach also on the northern side of Zante.
Wanting to celebrate a birthday or bachelorette party? Why not do a Zante boat party? Invite your friends and enjoy the turquoise waters and coast of Greece. What’s stopping you from making your own private event in Zante?
On the island in Zakynthos
The majority of the shops in Zakynthos are gathered close to the capital of the island. There are leather shops, jewellers and numerous amounts of good quality products.
You’ll find these products cheaper than in other European countries so make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity to browse. There are various shops selling fine examples of hand-woven textiles and embroideries with intricate designs, objects of all kinds carved out of olive wood, silver utensils and delicacies can be found in the capital of the island as well as in many other resorts.
Don't leave before tasting the famous Zakynthos "mandolato" or nougat; it's a real treat.
Other things to buy from Zakynthos are local cheese, honey and wine.
You can start your sailing vacation in the port of Agios Nikolaos.
Don’t miss out and enjoy Zakynthos renting a boat!
How is the weather and sailing conditions in Zakynthos?
Zakynthos's climate is warm and temperate. The rain in Zakynthos falls mostly in the winter, with relatively little rain in the summer. In Zakynthos, the average annual temperature is 18.5 °C. Precipitation here averages 937 mm.
Which are the most popular ports in Zakynthos?
The popular ports in Zakynthos are:
- Limeniskos Gerakari Marina
- Limni Keriou Marina
- Zakynthos Port
- Agios Nikolaos Port
How to get to Zakynthos
The airport of Zakynthos island is located on the southern side of the island, in the region of Laganas. There is an internal flight from Athens all year round.
In summer, the airports get busier and receive charters and low-cost flights from many European airports. There is also a small air company, Sky Express, that operates flights to Zakynthos from Kythira, Corfu, Kefalonia, and Aktion/Preveza.